LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-21-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
bugg_tb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: suse
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Copying files off Ipod and having real file names..


Hi Guys,

I was wondering if it is at all possible to copy music files from an Ipod to my computer and at the same time giving them some real file names..


For example my Ipod has 10000 songs on it and I want to move them to /home/music there are a few windows apps for this but as I found out VMware doesn't support Ipods so thats outta the question. So are there any linux apps for it, does gtkpod do the trick or does something have to be created to do this??

Cheers
Tom
 
Old 10-21-2006, 11:20 AM   #2
sn68
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 338

Rep: Reputation: 30
Gtkpod will transfer your music files with actual names to the disk, another application is yamipod though I have not tried it..
 
Old 10-24-2006, 04:31 AM   #3
nowhere.elysium
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: East London
Distribution: Ubuntu, OS X, Android, Debian.
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 15
All of the real filenames are held within an xml file on the iPod: I don't remember the exact name or location, but you can either go with the gtkpod method, or you can write a script that should only really amount to: find "XKJD.mp3" (for example), read the xml entry, and rename it with "TheRealFilename.mp3". Have a bit of a look around on the iPod when you have it mounted on the computer, and you'll see what I mean. It'll be within the folder called 'iPod control'. You many have to enable 'view hidden files' - in Gnome, that's Ctrl+H.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
copying multiple different files in different directories with identical file names nickleus Linux - Software 4 03-09-2006 01:25 PM
copying files and give new unique names to each file by using xargs command gnim66 Programming 6 06-22-2005 08:29 PM
copying ipod files bvav22 Linux - Software 2 06-14-2005 05:07 PM
ipod/ipod shuffle woes (lack of permissions to edit files) Lechium Linux - Software 1 04-13-2005 03:14 PM
opening files with strings for file names veilig Programming 4 11-10-2003 11:19 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration